Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lemon - Blueberry Drizzle Loaf

I was having a cake craving and came across a gorgeous photo of this lemon blueberry drizzle cake on Pinterest (recipe taken from here).  The next morning I went out and bought the ingredients and whipped it up.  So satisfying! Since this requires drizzling lemon sugary goodness into the loaf after it bakes, it remains moist and decadent without being too heavy.   A good friend is coming to stay with me for the weekend, and I'm surely going to make another loaf so we can have nice afternoon tea. 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A funny thing happened on the way to the gardens

While me and my mom were in Edinburgh walking to the botanical gardens, we felt a bit peckish and wondered where we could get a nice bite.  Low and behold, we stumbled upon Cuckoo's Bakery, an adorable cupcake cafe, or as they say, cupcake shop and tea room.  It offered the perfect spot for a cup of tea, a roasted vegetable salad with goat cheese, and some special cupcakes for mother's day! 
(which it was in the UK) Above: the "black bottom" cupcake with chocolate sponge, dark chocolate chips under vanilla cheesecake! brilliant.